Saturday, October 2, 2010

Saturday Centus -- The Making of Jack-o-lanterns!

Hi Ho Ranters!

Yes, I know I've been doing more Centus than ranting! Well, get over it!

So, here is the promo:

This is part of Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus.

The prompt this week, is this picture:

Here are my 100 words:



What kind of naive neophytes have they sent me this year?

YOU are not pumpkins! You are SQUASH! You are gourds! You are sniveling Jack-o-lantern want-a-bes!

I said LIIINE UP! That MEANS on the WHITE line!! Are you color blind? That is no excuse! WHITE is not A COLOR! ARE YOU BLIND?

What is it Smith??

NO! Not having eyes is not an excuse! Now, line up on the WHITE LINE!

Now what is it SMITH?!?!

Oh, now you are just trying to make up excuses. Ooh Sergeant, I don’t have legs!

Get in line SMITH!

Till next time Ranters!


  1. I was wondering if you were going to link up, even considered asking the Mrs...opted out, thought that might be weird. Glad you did, love the military take - and those poor pumpkins with no legs getting all grumped at...darn no sympathy.

  2. HAHAHAHA! Did I steal your idea or did you steal mine, or are we just cosmic twins???

  3. You need to go to the Centus where the pumpkins have legs lol. Great Centus. I loved that you even used the lines in the picture.

  4. Great rant! Fabulous imagination.

  5. This is really cute and funny!
    Great post.

  6. Funny take and yes military too! Have you some boot camp experience? You sound praticed in boot camp attitude writing!

  7. Ha! I read this in the voice of Sergeant Carter. Funny take on the prompt!~Ames

  8. This reminds me of when I was in basic training, many moons ago. You've captured it perfectly and it's hilarious.

  9. “Ooh Sergeant, I don’t have legs!” LOL soo funny, I loved it!! :o)

  10. Pumpkin boot camp! How funny. I loved this.

  11. Is the "At ease" coming any time soon? (I have to doubt it with this drill sergeant!)

    Really fun.


  12. Clever take on the prompt! LOL!

  13. haha love the humour! when i first looked at the pic for my story i did wonder if it was a white line or a light shadow at first!

    Tina from
    Mummy Diaries

  14. The Drill Sergeant of Pumpkins! Brilliant!

  15. "Ooh Sergeant, I don't have legs" Brilliant line, this was a hoot. Loved it. Kat

  16. Love it. You totally cracked me up here. Really, really enjoyed the military take on this. Were you one of those Drill Sergeant guys in basic training?

    This was spot on funny.

    Thanks for linking.

  17. Loved this take on our prompting photo...funny, yours have not vision nor are they ambulatory...mine have one eye, and two pumpkins have legs...wee done..Peace